With seemingly everyone putting on a comic-con, as business booms and it seems like easy money, we’re finding more and more people who bit off perhaps a bit more than they could chew, and/or got into things for the wrong reason. The alleged Kickstarter embezzlement at River Con, the co-founder squabbles at Denver Comic Con, and the problems at the El Paso Comicon all being examples.
And now Project: Comic-Con, a comics-focused local show held in St Louis has been cancelled for 2014. The founders explain why in this Facebook video but the reasons given include not enough time to do it right as it is basically a two man show. The website for the show has no information on guests and so on, so it looks like they didn’t get too far in planning.
I’m told this was the local alternative to Wizard World St. Louis and had more of a reputation for supporting the local scene than WWSL, so it’s loss will be felt. The video says they’ll be back in 2015 however, so let’s hope that’s true.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.